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Reeves Library has seen several staff changes over the summer:

  • Rita Berk has been named director for a two-year term, having served as interim director for the past year. She came to Moravian in 1985 to direct the library’s technical services department. A Hoosier, Rita received her B.S. from Ball State University in Indiana and an M.L.S. from Indiana University.
  • Linda LaPointe ’93, who has worked at the library since 1989, has moved to the serials department (on the basement level). She will keep her responsibilities as systems administrator.
  • Tierney Lyons has gone to Penn State’s Wilkes-Barre branch. The position of reference/serials librarian is being filled by Meredith Griggs as a job search goes forward.

Our cross-country coach, Mark Will-Weber, is a world-class runner in his own right. He was the subject of an interview on the July 14 “PCN Profiles,” a newsmagazine of the Pennsylvania Cable Network.

Chaplain David Bennett ’88 led a memorial service August 7 in Borhek Chapel for Richmond Earle Johnson, professor emeritus of psychology. Professor Johnson died February 6.

Michelle Schmidt, assistant professor of psychology, attended the national Head Start conference June 26-29 in Washington, D.C. She presented a paper on attachment as a predictor of kindergarten success.

The Alumni Association has named five Alumni Fellows for 2002-03:

  • Regina LaCombe ’03, Andover, Connecticut, and Jennifer Tori ’03, Holicong.
  • Borko Milosev ’04, Yugoslavia, and Bindee Shrestha ’04, Nepal.
  • Nathan Diehl ’05, Coopersburg.

Each will receive $750 at the freshman banquet September 1.

Shalom

Moravian has acquired a Jewish chaplain: Rabbi Seth H. Frisch, former dean of the rabbinical seminary at the Academy for Jewish Religion, New York. He also has held a pastoral counseling fellowship at the Interfaith Center of New York and was rabbi to congregations in Massachusetts and Maine. He has a B.A. in political science from the University of Illinois and an M.A. in Judaic studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York. His wife also is a rabbi.

Hail and Farewell

Men’s lacrosse (which is what those guys flailing away in the background are playing) has a coach: Francis J. Meagher (who goes by Fran and whose surname is pronounced “mayor”). He will hold the rank of instructor in physical educationand also will be an assistant football coach and intramurals coordinator. He comes from DeSales University, where he started its men’s lacrosse program, and also has coached lacrosse at Swarthmore and Union Colleges. In a previous life, he was head football coach at Muhlenberg College. He holds a B.A. from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

The College’s new cheerleading coach is Erin Oleksa Kratzer, who has her B.A. from DeSales University. In addition to being cheerful, she is a published poet and is certified to teach secondary-school English.

The Center for Information Technology has a new staffer: Susan Herschlag, manager of computer support and media services. Susan, who started July 1, comes to Moravian from EDS. She has a B.A. from Rutgers University and a certificate in clay, metal, and textile arts from Parsons School of Design in New York. (That should answer any questions about her outside interests.)

She also has a husband, Richard, a structural engineer; two daughters; and two cats.

Patricia A. C. Glazebrook, visiting assistant professor of philosophy, has accepted a faculty position at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Trish is Canadian, so she’ll be glad to go home, but we’ll miss her.

Mark Malley, assistant professor of art, has joined the faculty of East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.

Pat Kovacs exhibited a retiring disposition July 31 after 19 years at the bookstore. She started as night cashier in 1983 and has served in just about every capacity since then. “Her approach toward customer service was outstanding, and her smile and ability to get things done will be greatly missed,” said Mark Reed, director of financial and business operations.

A Death in the Family

Custodian Paul Tracy, who worked at Moravian from 1987 to 1999, died July 10. Harold Anderson, assistant director of plant services , noted Paul’s closeness to the students of Beta Lambda Chi and Sigma Phi Omega fraternities, whose houses he maintained. “Answering to Paul the day after a mess was not something you wanted to do twice,” Harold says. Paul’s wife, Nancy, is a custodian at the HUB and at Rau dormitory. His son, Erik ’03, is majoring in psychology and elementary education at the College. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Lehigh Valley Unit, Bethlehem.

August 13, 2002

University as Business, Students as Customers
An article by Richard Posner on the increasing corporate posture of colleges and universities.

User-Friendly
Air Products & Chemicals donates computers to students of TLC (The Learning Connection).

15 Minutes of Fame Department
Moravian alum David Zinczenko '91 named one of People magazine's 50 most eligible bachelors.
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Musical Chairs
Moravians at Musikfest 2002
Gaudeamus
Faculty, staff, student accomplishments.